The inherently manual aspects of sewn goods manufacturing make profitable operations a challenge for uniform producers, whether a brand operates its own plants or contracts with third-party manufacturers.
Most plants track work in progress (WIP) by hand, walking the floor, counting orders and updating spreadsheets or job boards. Some record WIP using gum sheets in a production book and transfer the data into a legacy ERP or a spreadsheet. Today, there is a much more efficient way to manage production and the manufacturing workforce by leveraging an automated, real-time Shopfloor Control and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
Learn how Carhartt, with over 130 years of history producing workwear for hardworking people, built on its heritage of manufacturing operations excellence by:
• implementing a shopfloor control MES
• eliminating manual processes
• achieving real-time visibility into WIP, and
• increasing productivity by 13% in just one year
As Carhartt’s Vice President of Solutions Delivery, Katrina Agusti is responsible for development of the IT Application Roadmap to enable Carhartt’s corporate strategies. Katrina plays a key role in identification and delivery of new business processes and solutions which will enable business functions and drive value. In her 18-year tenure at Carhartt, Katrina has spent over a decade in progressive business transformation management. In 2019, she was recognized as a rising star on CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch in IT.
As Exenta’s Director of Shopfloor REVO™, Justin uses his extensive background in information technology and design to work side by side with development to bring new ideas to better support customer results. By driving a creative process in the growth of the Shopfloor REVO suite, Justin has expanded the system’s value and functionality with features that support incentive pay, 3rd party manufacturing, seasonal planning and scheduling, and more.